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Beef & Guinness Stew

Avoca Cafe, Dublin
Guinness Beer gives this stew an incredible rich flavor, and the beef is delicious and tender.
5 from 1 vote
Course Stew
Cuisine Traditional Irish


  • 3 lb. Brisket cubed
  • 4 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2 onions peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 pint Guinness
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tsp red currant jelly
  • 1 1/3 cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp tomato paste


  • Pre-heat over to 275 degrees.
  • In a large Dutch oven, brown the meat in the oil in batches, transferring it to a plate as it's done.
  • Add onions to the pot and sauté for about 10 minutes. Lower the heat and return the meat to the pot.
  • Add the flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the Guinness along with the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to simmer.
  • Transfer to oven and cook for 1.5 hours or until the meat is very tender.
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